06

Dec

Physician fitting patient with hearing aid

Are there solutions for permanent hearing loss?

Hearing loss makes everyday activities like interacting with loved ones, watching TV, and scheduling appointments much more difficult. It makes sense why getting a hearing loss diagnosis can be an emotional and challenging time.Medical technology is rapidly advancing, and you ma...

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06

Dec

Male physician examing female patient's ear

What are the leading causes of hearing loss?

Because the ear’s primary functions are hearing and helping maintain balance, ear problems such as hearing loss can impact the ability to communicate and function effectively. It is a common problem for older adults, but hearing loss can affect people of all ages.If your h...

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06

Dec

Doctor looking into a woman's ear

What Causes Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss can be a frustrating and challenging experience. It is a common problem for older adults; however, hearing loss can affect people of all ages. If your hearing begins to become impaired, or you are concerned about developing hearing loss, it helps to know what some of...

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06

Dec

Physician adjusting a patient's hearing aid

How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?

Hearing aids do not last forever, and with time, must be replaced. Typically, you can expect hearing aids to last between two and seven years before they fail. Every type of hearing aid varies in how long they are expected to last, and the lifespan will vary, person to person.&nb...

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06

Dec

Diagram of earbud in an ear canal

Headphones and Hearing Loss

Most of us are aware that loud noises can damage our hearing. The pandemic has altered our social lives, so loud concerts, big gatherings, and noisy restaurants have had little to no effect on us for some time now. Instead, we have traded boisterous, crowded rooms for cranked-up...

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06

Dec

Protect Yourself From Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

It’s summertime and the tail-end of a pandemic. Finally, the world is slowly getting back to normal, and people are ready to let loose. If your summer plans involve parties, concerts, fireworks, or any boisterous revelry, be aware of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). ...

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06

Dec

Older woman putting on a hearing aid.

Twenty-First Century Hearing Aids

Is it time to get a hearing aid, but you’re feeling hesitant? For many Americans, the stigma attached to hearing loss and hearing aids prevents them from taking the next step, but hearing loss isn’t just about missing out on conversations. Evidence shows that loss of...

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06

Dec

Illustration of sound waves entering the ear and reaching the eardrum.

How to Protect Your Hearing

Have you heard the news? May is Better Hearing Month. Perhaps thinking about your hearing health is not something you do daily, but we don’t realize what we have until it’s gone. Here are some proactive ways you can preserve your hearing: Protect your ears...

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06

Dec

Doctor looking into a woman's ear

The Modern Day Earache

Have you noticed that remote work is wreaking havoc on your ear health? Here are the signs and what you can do about it.When the quarantine hit, we were warned about a few challenges that may follow: depression, isolation, boredom, a shortage of toilet paper. I was prepared to d...

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06

Dec

Too Young for Hearing Loss?

I’m a Gen Xer; therefore, most of my friends are also Gen Xers. We’re no spring chickens, but we’re also not on Medicare yet. Sure, our eyes don’t work as well as they used to, and our metabolisms have slowed down for quite some time, but for the most part...

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